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Is file-encoding malicious software really that dangerous

LockCrypt ransomware could be the ransomware that encrypted your files. The most likely way you got the file-encrypting malware was via spam emails and dangerous downloads. Ransomware will lock your files as soon as it infects your system and demand money, which is why we consider it to be one of the most dangerous infections out there. If back up is something you routinely do, or if damaging program researchers make a free decryptor, file-recovery would not be hard. By not backing up your files routinely, you may end up losing your files forever as data recovery using other means isn’t always possible. By paying the ransom, you might not necessarily get your files back so keep that in mind if you’re leaning towards paying. Cyber criminals already encrypted your data, what’s preventing them from being even more nasty by not decrypting your data after you pay. Instead of giving into the requests, you are advised to eliminate LockCrypt ransomware from your PC.

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How does the ransomware affect the PC

Ransomware implements a very simple way to spread its malevolence and that generally is spam email. Adjoining an infected file to an email and sending it to hundreds or even thousands of users is all that has to be done by malware creators in order to infect. As soon as you open the email attachment, the ransomware downloads onto the device. If you are someone who opens all emails and attachments you get, your machine might be put at risk. You ought to be able to differentiate a malicious email from a safe one without difficulty, you merely need to familiarize yourself with the signs. A big red flag is the sender urging you to open the file attached to the email. Overall, be vary since any email attachment you get can contain ransomware. Another method to permit the ransomware to contaminate is by downloading from non-legitimate web pages, which could be easily compromised. Avoid questionable web pages and rely only on dependable ones, in order to avoid a file-encrypting malicious software infection.

Data encoding will start the second the file-encoding malicious software infects your computer. All your crucial files will be encoded, like images, videos and documents. The file-encrypting malware will drop a ransom note, which will explain what is going on. Cyber crooks will claim that payment will be required in order to restore your files. Cyber criminals’ actions is erratic therefore dealing with them could become rather troublesome. This is why, paying may not cause the desired results. There are no promises that by paying you will receive the decoding utility. Crooks can just take your money and not give you anything in return. Backup could have saved you a lot of anxiety, if you had it prior to encoding, you could restore data after you remove LockCrypt ransomware. Instead of paying, invest in credible backup and remove LockCrypt ransomware.

How to terminate LockCrypt ransomware

We always warn inexperienced users that the only safe method to uninstall LockCrypt ransomware is by using anti-malware software. If you are an inexperienced user, manual LockCrypt ransomware elimination could be too complex for you. We ought to mention, however, that the security software won’t decrypt your data, it will only erase LockCrypt ransomware

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Learn how to remove LockCrypt ransomware from your computer

Step 1. Remove LockCrypt ransomware using Safe Mode with Networking.

a) Step 1. Access Safe Mode with Networking.

For Windows 7/Vista/XP
  1. Start → Shutdown → Restart → OK. win-xp-restart Remove LockCrypt ransomware
  2. Press and keep pressing F8 until Advanced Boot Options appears.
  3. Choose Safe Mode with Networking win-xp-safe-mode Remove LockCrypt ransomware
For Windows 8/10 users
  1. Press the power button that appears at the Windows login screen. Press and hold Shift. Click Restart. win-10-restart Remove LockCrypt ransomware
  2. Troubleshoot → Advanced options → Startup Settings → Restart. win-10-options Remove LockCrypt ransomware
  3. Choose Enable Safe Mode with Networking. win-10-boot-menu Remove LockCrypt ransomware

b) Step 2. Remove LockCrypt ransomware.

You will now need to open your browser and download some kind of anti-malware software. Choose a trustworthy one, install it and have it scan your computer for malicious threats. When the ransomware is found, remove it. If, for some reason, you can't access Safe Mode with Networking, go with another option.

Step 2. Remove LockCrypt ransomware using System Restore

a) Step 1. Access Safe Mode with Command Prompt.

For Windows 7/Vista/XP
  1. Start → Shutdown → Restart → OK. win-xp-restart Remove LockCrypt ransomware
  2. Press and keep pressing F8 until Advanced Boot Options appears.
  3. Select Safe Mode with Command Prompt. win-xp-safe-mode Remove LockCrypt ransomware
For Windows 8/10 users
  1. Press the power button that appears at the Windows login screen. Press and hold Shift. Click Restart. win-10-restart Remove LockCrypt ransomware
  2. Troubleshoot → Advanced options → Startup Settings → Restart. win-10-options Remove LockCrypt ransomware
  3. Choose Enable Safe Mode with Command Prompt. win-10-boot-menu Remove LockCrypt ransomware

b) Step 2. Restore files and settings.

  1. You will need to type in cd restore in the window that appears. Press Enter.
  2. Type in rstrui.exe and again, press Enter. command-promt-restore Remove LockCrypt ransomware
  3. A window will pop-up and you should press Next. Choose a restore point and press Next again. windows-restore-point Remove LockCrypt ransomware
  4. Press Yes.
While this should have taken care of the ransomware, you might want to download anti-malware just to be sure no other threats are lurking.  

Step 3. Recover your data

While backup is essential, there is still quite a few users who do not have it. If you are one of them, you can try the below provided methods and you just might be able to recover files.

a) Using Data Recovery Pro to recover encrypted files.

  1. Download Data Recovery Pro, preferably from a trustworthy website.
  2. Scan your device for recoverable files. data-recovery-pro Remove LockCrypt ransomware
  3. Recover them.

b) Restore files through Windows Previous Versions

If you had System Restore enabled, you can recover files through Windows Previous Versions.
  1. Find a file you want to recover.
  2. Right-click on it.
  3. Select Properties and then Previous versions. windows-previous-version Remove LockCrypt ransomware
  4. Pick the version of the file you want to recover and press Restore.

c) Using Shadow Explorer to recover files

If you are lucky, the ransomware did not delete your shadow copies. They are made by your system automatically for when system crashes.
  1. Go to the official website (shadowexplorer.com) and acquire the Shadow Explorer application.
  2. Set up and open it.
  3. Press on the drop down menu and pick the disk you want. shadow-explorer Remove LockCrypt ransomware
  4. If folders are recoverable, they will appear there. Press on the folder and then Export.

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